How to Add “God Mode” Shortcut in My Computer Context Menu in Windows 7 and Later?

As you all know "God Mode" in Windows 7 and later allows quick access to all Control Panel options in a single place.

Windows_7_Gode_Mode.png

To access this hidden "God Mode" you have to create a new folder or a new shortcut but today in this tutorial, we are going to tell you how to add a shortcut to "God Mode" in My Computer context menu so that you can quickly and easily access it by right-clicking on My Computer icon and selecting "God Mode" option.

Following are the required steps:

1. Type regedit in RUN or Start Menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell

3. Now we'll need to create a new key under "Shell" key. Right-click on "Shell" key and select "New -> Key". Give the new key any desired name e.g. "GodMode" (without quotes).

PS: If you receive error message while creating new key, take ownership of the "Shell" key with the help of following tutorial:

[Guide] How to Take Ownership (Permission) of a Registry Key in Windows?

4. Now in right-side pane, change value of "Default" to your desired name which you want to show in Desktop context menu. We have chosen God Mode in our example.

5. Now right-click on the new key which we created in step 3, e.g. GodMode and select "New -> Key". Give the new key name of command.

6. In right-side pane, change value of "Default" to:

explorer shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

7. To set an icon for the shortcut, select the key created in Step 3 and in right-side pane, create a new String value "Icon". Set its value to your desired icon. We have set it to control.exe in our example to show Control panel icon for it.

8. That's it. Now you can have "God Mode" shortcut with an icon in My Computer context menu.

PS. If you want a ready-made registry script to do the task automatically, download following ZIP file, extract it and run the desired REG file:

Download Registry Script

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Comments

  • VG,
    Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a script to add "God Mode" to the Control Panel? :(

  • VG

    ^^ Here you go:

    http://www.askvg.com/how-to-add-windows-7-god-mode-icon-in-control-panel-and-my-computer-window/

  • This is great but there's a way that is so much easier.

    Create a new folder on the desk top and call it "admin.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}" (no speech marks). It create a short cut with a control panel Icon called Admin. This opens exactly the same menu.

  • How to put any icon for it ?
    enter the icon link in the string ?

  • VG

    ^^ Please check point 7.

  • Unable to add in windows 10 following is the error message : Error accessing the registry

  • VG

    ^^ You need to take ownership of the key:

    http://www.askvg.com/guide-how-to-take-ownership-permission-of-a-registry-key-in-windows/

  • Hi VG,

    With your "[Guide] How to Take Ownership (Permission) of a Registry Key in Windows?" I could took ownership of this particular registry key and then after running downloaded registry script I got success in adding “God Mode” shortcut in My Computer Context Menu for Windows 10

    Thank you,

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